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Sky This Week - Thursday May 28 to Thursday June 4

25 May 2020, 11:48 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday May 28 to Thursday June 4
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The First Quarter Moon is Saturday May 30, this is a "blue" First Quarter Moon, the second in the Month. Venus is lost in the twilight as Mercury rises higher into the late twilight. Three bright planets are visible in the morning skies. Jupiter dominates the morning skies near Saturn and the pair are west of Mars which is almost due north. Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight and visible in the late evening. The First Quarter Moon is Saturday May 30, this is a "blue" First Quarter Moon, the second in the Month. The Moon is at Perigee, when it is closet to the Earth, on June 3.Evening nautical twilight at 18:12 ACST on Saturday, May 30 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Mercury is reasonably bright low above the horizon, but is better a bit earlier.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.Evening sky at 23:00 ACST on Saturday, May 30 facing east as seen from Adelaide. Jupiter and Saturn are rising above the Eastern horizon.Similar views will bee seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.The inset shows the telescopic ...

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